Type:

Lesson Plan, Manual

Description:

In 1965 Gordon Moore, computer scientist and Intel co-founder, predicted that computer processor speeds would double every two years. Twelve years later the first modern video game console, the Atari 2600, was released.In this lesson, students write an exponential function based on the Atari 2600 and Moore's Law, and research other consoles to determine whether they've followed Moore's Law

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Careers
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Patterns
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

exponential growth regression rate function graphing video game console XBOX Atari real-world applied math problem solving critical thinking Common Core State Standards CCSS

Language:

English

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Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

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Fantastic real-world application for learning about exponential functions.

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